Join with us in celebrating the food, wine and produce of the Canberra/southern NSW region !

Slow Food promotes 'good, clean and fair' food for all:

- 'good' means nutritious food that is part of a local food culture;

- 'clean' means not harmful to the environment, animal welfare or human health; and

- 'fair' means accessible prices for consumers and fair returns, pay and conditions for producers.

November Slow Food Events

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PRODUCER VISIT AND LONG TABLE LUNCH AT MINTO GALLOWAY STUD VIA YASS – 12.30 SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Galloway beef breeders Greg and Chris Stuart have invited us to visit their property to celebrate the inclusion of the Galloway cattle breed in the Ark of Taste catalogue by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity.  The Foundation, which is a key element of Slow Food, aims to preserve agricultural and horticultural biodiversity, promote quality, taste and small-scale artisanal products  and to preserve critically endangered foods and breeds of animals. Greg and Chris are long-standing members of Slow Food Canberra and have been delegates to Terra Madre in Turin.  We are sure to learn more about the Galloway cattle, a Scottish breed well suited to our climate, on the day.

Numbers are limited and bookings and pre-payment are essential for this event.  The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members.  Greg and Chris will cook their Galloway beef for us in a variety of dishes for lunch.  We will bring a salad or dessert to share and our own drinks.  Please also bring your picnic ware and your own chair.  If you would like to attend please email events@slowfoodcanberra.com 

BREAKFAST BOOK CLUB – SOCIETEA CAFE, GRIFFITH – FORTNIGHTLY – NEXT MEETINGS,  8 AM FRIDAYS 8 AND 22 NOVEMBER

The Breakfast Book Club meets fortnightly at 8 am at the Societea Cafe, 4/12 Barker St (Griffith Shops) Griffith. Enjoy a nutritional breakfast, great coffee and a hearty discussion based on a chapter of Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions”.  Eat some words for breakfast and be on the road by 9 am.  For further information email events@slowfoodcanberra.com

A couple of other food events in the region:

LOCAL FOOD SECURITY – MINI EXPO –  11 AM TO 3 PM, SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Fusion Canberra will host a Local Food Security Mini-Expo on the 16th of November at their premises at the Carleton Street Shops, Kambah, to demonstrate different ways to get fresher, healthier and cheaper food closer to home.  For further information see http://the-riotact.com/local-food-security-mini-expo/118529

MAKING CAMEMBERT WORKSHOP – CANBERRA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE – 10 AM TO 1 PM, SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Learn how to make Camembert from scratch in this hands-on, practical cheese making workshop.  Canberra’s own home cheese making expert Gurkan Yeniceri will provide you with the skills to make your own delicious cheese at home in this three-hour intensive workshop.  The price of $80 includes all ingredients, take home notes and a glass of local organic wine.  Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential.  Further information and bookings http://www.ecoaction.com.au/events/making-camembert/

URBAN CHOOK KEEPING WORKSHOP – CANBERRA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE – 10 AM TO 1 PM, SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Keeping chooks in the  backyard allows you to eat the freshest of eggs, provides you with a way to turn your kitchen scraps into organic fertiliser and reduces the pest population of your veggie patch. Join us for an introduction to urban chook keeping with Chooks in the City author Alyson Hill.  Learn how to raise, feed and shelter these incredibly useful birds in an urban setting.  You don’t need a big backyard to have happy chickens.  Alyson will show you how. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential.  Cost is $50 and  tickets are non-refundable.  Further information is available at http://www.ecoaction.com.au/events/urban-chook-keeping/